Tuesday, June 28, 2016

- Don't Give Up - Don't Stop Improving

There are many questions that come in asking how to "make it" when the voiceover field is so competitive. There are lots of stories of people trying and not succeeding.

What is the key? What is the secret? The secret is to never, ever give up and to always keep trying different approaches. It is a mistake to try the same approach or market when it is not producing results. The voiceover industry is not just about talking. Certain voices have traits that work much better in certain voiceovers. None of us can do everything. It takes endless experimentation to find the copy  and the areas where we can do our best work and where people will respond by hiring us.

One has to be a crazy insane scientist to discover one's personal path to success and greater skills. Sometimes people want to just focus on the approach they have always used, perhaps because of moderate success. The reality is the voiceover business is always changing pretty dramatically and we have to change and reinvent with it or be left out. It can be done, you can succeed. It takes imagination, tremendous persistence, and skill. Turn on the media and notice that the good, the bad and the ugly are all working...so why not you:)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rehearse Before Recording To Reduce # of Takes and Editing Time

People ask me all the time how I can produce so much finished audio in one day. It varies of course depending on how the copy is written. The real secret is to rehearse a lot before you step into the booth. I had done over 50 plays by the time I was in my mid thirties so I had a habit of rehearsal. I treat my recording sessions as if they are readers theater where everything is "live." Everyone is different of course. There is no right way or wrong way. It just depends on how you prefer to work
I like having my approach all worked out so the number of retakes are reduced and consequently the editing time is a lot less.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

- Sound Repair iZotope Video Tutorials From Groove3

I get most of my tutorials from Groove3.com There are many place to get good instruction including Lynda.com, but I'm very fond of the Groove3 products. Mike Thornton has great ones on using RX5 advanced that I refer to often. Recently Added Tutorial Videos